Redbirds Bash Bees

first_imgJune 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Redbirds Bash Bees Tags: Memphis Redbirds/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Memphis, TN)  —  The Bees scored three runs in the first inning, but couldn’t hold on in an 11-5 loss to the Redbirds in Memphis.Kaleb Cowart clubbed a three-run double for Salt Lake in the first, and Matt Thaiss added a solo homer in the second.  The Bees gave up five runs in the seventh inning.The series continues in Memphis tonight. Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more

August 15, 2003 Letters

first_imgAugust 15, 2003 Letters August 15, 2003 Regular News Year of the Child Congratulations to Miles McGrane on his becoming the new Florida Bar president. I have known Miles for over 10 years and consider him a good friend and mentor. I have no doubt that his unbounded energy and enthusiasm will serve this Bar and state very well, at a time that we continue to require strong and dedicated leadership.I am equally thrilled that Miles has chosen the “Year of the Child” as his term’s focus. As a school mentor and volunteer, I pledge to double my commitment to this crucial cause. I would also like to encourage fellow practitioners to take just a half-day or day a month to mentor, volunteer, or participate in the Great American Teach-in, which is in early November of each year. Trust me, you’ll get in return much more than you give.For assistance, please contact the Florida Law Related Education Association, which is funded in part by The Florida Bar Foundation. They have been invaluable to me in providing material and guidance for my school volunteering. I have even had the privilege of a visit by Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis, through this organization, to my kids’ school.Justice Lewis has a unique and spirited gift to share and the kids truly benefitted immensely.Congratulations, Miles — I look forward to your tenure and focus of your presidency.Jeffrey Wm. Pearson TampaJQC On page 20 of the July 15 News, there is an article about the impending award of the ABA Medal for 2003, the ABA’s highest honor, to my distinguished law school classmate, Sandy D’Alemberte.Sandy, an outstanding trial lawyer who has served with great distinction in the Florida Legislature, as president of the American Bar Association, and as president of Florida State University, deserved more than page 20. The news of the ABA Medal award is at least as newsworthy, if not more so, than the swearing in of Miles McGrane as the new Bar president, and far more important than anything else on the front page (or pages 2-19).I suggest that when the award is made in August at the ABA annual meeting, you should headline it on your front page with a photograph of Sandy receiving the medal.Charles J. Cheves Blairsville, GAPublic Confidencecenter_img After reading the article headlined “TV advertising dilutes public confidence in the profession,” I can’t help but think that there is more to it than just poorly produced television commercials.Lawyers are attacked from every angle because we are a scapegoat for special interests such as the insurance lobby (medical malpractice, workers’ comp, no-fault, bad faith) big business (products liability), the American Medical Association, and anybody running for public office on a crime control ticket. The result is never-ending advertising by these special interests that slowly erodes the public confidence in our profession. This erosion has a snowball effect as public confidence goes down, it becomes much harder for our legislators to fight against the special interests.Who wants to return to their home office after yet another special session and have to explain to their constituents that they are not supporting those greedy lawyers; they are fighting hard for the rights of Florida’s citizens? It becomes easier and easier for legislators to take those contributions and join the bandwagon, i.e. , parroting “greedy lawyers, inflated jury verdicts, good doctors,” equals full campaign coffers and re-election.The article goes on to say that “[T]wo thirds of the polled lawyers. . . rate The Florida Bar as either an excellent or good advocate for the legal profession.” Why doesn’t The Florida Bar use television as our advocate? Why not produce public service announcements with various clients telling how badly a product injured them or how their insurance company low-balled them and how much the lawyer they hired helped them? Every plaintiffs’ lawyer in Florida has several clients that are overwhelmingly indebted to the service they received and cannot believe how poorly they were treated by their insurance company, employer, etc.I honestly believe that the real tragedy is not the loss of public confidence as a result of the ceaseless special interest attacks, but that we have horrible stories to tell about those special interests and we are not doing it in a public forum. I will gladly pay higher dues if The Florida Bar will take a more proactive approach to rehabilitating our profession’s public image.Lorca Divale NaplesCitizen Smith A recent letter to the editor strongly chastised the Judicial Qualifications Commission and described them as “.. . good old boys who have run our Bar and its appendages into the ground since day one of integration.”I had the privilege and pleasure of serving on the JQC for six years.I can personally attest to the fact that the JQC is anything but “good old boys” who “protect their brethren while throwing the books at anyone who dares to question or to look cross-eyed at them and their labyrinth of knuckle headed excuses for conduct unbecoming officers of the courts of this state.”It is my experience, and was during the entire six years I served on that commission, that the members of that commission, to a person, have only one agenda and that is to preserve the integrity of Florida’s judiciary and the quality of same.As in the dispensation of justice everywhere, it must be tempered with common sense, compassion and, in many areas, rehabilitation.Sometimes, good judges make mistakes. Those mistakes do not, in every instance, warrant removal from the bench. Sometimes, an intervention by a mental health care provider, a substance abuse counselor, or a fellow judge as a mentor really does the trick. In those instances, you have not only salvaged a good judge, but you have in reality, salvaged a life.The responsibilities attendant to a commissioner on the JQC are heavy. The consequences of the decisions of the JQC are far reaching and, in some instances, could be life altering.The commissioners on your JQC approach their duties in a thoughtful, deliberative, and compassionate manner. Although one may not always agree with their conclusions, there should be no disagreement with regard to their commitment, their compassion, or their impartiality.Dale R. Sanders Ft. LauderdaleSandy D’Alemberte I never worked with Chesterfield Smith and fortunately I never tangled with him in court, so he never actually put a dime in my pocket. But I am richer for all that he did for my profession and for the people of our state. He exemplied the phrase “pro bono”—doing good for others.We are blessed to have had him among us because of all the good that he did. In thanksgiving for his life and in recognition of the legacy he left behind, we should each perform an extra act of service for the good of others — Chesterfield would like that.Layton Mank Miamilast_img read more

Millennials in the workforce: What are we looking for?

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In the coming years, Baby Boomers will be approaching retirement, inevitably leaving gaps in the workforce that will need to be filled. Lucky for business owners across the U.S., Millennials are here and ready to work. In fact, studies show Millennials have now become the majority in the U.S. workforce.As a Millennial who will be entering the workforce full-time in a year from now, there are certain things that I am looking for in a future employer, and after a number of lengthy conversations with my cohorts, many of my Millennial counterparts seem to agree.Recruiting Millennials can be challenging if you’re not aware of our general interests and goals. We have very different views on business and leadership, want more from the companies we choose to work for, and possess a different skill set than previous generations. To attract Millennials to your organization, you will have to adapt to satisfy these different attributes. continue reading »last_img read more

Home Improvement Show To Feature 150 Exhibitors

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauLINCROFT – Area residents can get their home and garden projects off the ground next week when the Jersey Shore Home Show springs into town.The show is a great place to meet area home professionals and gather ideas for future projects. The three-day event will take place Feb. 26-28 at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Homeowners will have the opportunity to meet more than 150 home improvement specialists all under one roof. Builders, contractors, decorators and landscapers will be on hand to talk about their services. Visitors can find valuable information and ideas about kitchen and bath remodeling, flooring, patios, roofing and siding, and many other products and services.“I think for people who are looking to remodel their home, it’s a good place to find answers,” said Stephanie Kucharski, associate producer of expos for Townsquare Media Group, the company running the event. “You could do online research, but it’s nice to meet people face to face. You might also find things you didn’t think you needed for your house. It’s nice to have it all under one roof.”Some area exhibitors include Decorator’s Choice Closets of Shrewsbury, Majestic Exteriors of Colts Neck, Just Landscapes of Freehold, Superior Siding and Roofing of Ocean, Design Line Kitchens of Sea Girt and NJR Clean Energy Ventures of Wall.There will also be vendors offering information on basement waterproofing and remodeling, sunrooms, modular homes, tile, gutters, water conditioning, windows, awnings, home security, fencing and decks, solar panels, roofing and pools. Financial companies will also be on hand to help homeowners find a way to pay for it all.“It’s a pretty wide mix of companies,” said Kucharski.This year’s special guest will be Stephen Fanuka, host of the HGTV show “Million Dollar Contractor.” Fanuka, who has worked with some of the world’s top architects and designers, will host 45-minute workshops along with a meet and greet at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.Tom Paolino, owner of Millennium Stone Works of Colts Neck, will be among the exhibitors Paolino, a third-generation mason, has been in the business for 22 years and has taken part in the Jersey Shore Home Show for nine years.“It’s a great way to introduce yourself to people,” he said.Millennium offers landscape design services that can include multilevel patios, fireplaces, firepits, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens and outdoor entertainment systems.“I love to create,” Paolino said. “It gives me a lot of pleasure.”Tom Klahre of Shrewsbury-based Decorator’s Choice Closets will be on hand to talk about the latest trends, such as building drawers inside the closet so the homeowners don’t need a dresser.“A lot of people want a jewelry safe in their bedroom closet,” he said. “We have one that is tied into the studs and you open it with a fingerprint. Some people want one under the bed so they can reach their pistol in about five seconds. It’s pretty cool.”Klahre said customers these days are looking for garage cabinetry, rich-looking closet doors, or a small desk inside a pantry that can be used for paying household bills or wrapping gifts. He even built a three-level clothing rack in a closet with high ceilings, where the racks are spring-loaded and can be pulled down for use.“We design a 3-D picture on the computer with the exact dimensions of the project so people can see exactly what they’re getting” Klahre said. “Whatever the customer wants is what they get.”Klahre said appearing at the Jersey Shore Home Show has been beneficial to his business in the past, but he is glad that the scheduling for this year’s show was better than last year.“Last year, they had it during the football playoff game,” he said. “Thank God they didn’t do that again.”The Jersey Shore Home Show will take place 1 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults; children 17 and under are free. Seniors age 65 and up pay $6 on Friday only. Parking is free.This year, there will be a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive $5,000 to be spent at the exhibitor of their choice. For more information, visit www.jerseyshorehomeshow.com.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] Find her on Twitter @MaryAnnBourbeau.last_img read more

Davies powers Nitros past Nelson Leafs

first_imgKorbyn Chabot tied the game a 1-1 with a marker early in the second before Davies notched the winner.The Leafs, despite out shooting the defending Kootenay Conference Champs 34-28 in the game and 15-6 during the opening period, struggled once again to score goals. Over the last three games Nelson has scored just six times.Nelson, 8-6-0-0-1, falls to five points behind Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Beaver Valley won its seventh straight game, scoring three times in the second period to edge Creston 3-2 in the East Kootenay City. Devin Nemes netted the winner, snapping a 2-2 tie.Beaver Valley visits the Leafs as Nelson concludes a three-game road trip Tuesday in Grand Forks.Game time Friday is 7 p.m. Matt Davies scored with six minutes left in the game to snap a 1-1 tie and power the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night in the Bavarian City.The game was the first of a weekend series against Eddie Mountain opposition for the Green and White.Nelson travels to Creston Saturday to face the Thunder Cats.Nelson opened the scoring five minutes into the contest when Andy Fitzpatrick scored his seventh goal of the season.last_img read more